Ben Neild

Ben NeildSenior Impact & Partnership Development Manager

Ben manages the strategic delivery of the Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab. A many of many professional hats, he is also Assistant Director of the Marchmont Observatory and the Skills and Learning Module of the South West Regional Observatory. In addition to that, he is responsible for securing funding for new projects and managing the delivery of a number of other projects.


Ben has worked in the fields of workforce development and lifelong learning since 1991. Before joining the University of Exeter, he was Funding Manager and European Manager at FOCUS Central London Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) and the European Regional Manager for the London's TEC. He has also managed a voluntary sector provider of vocational training and, earlier in his career, founded a small publishing company and worked a Researcher in Washington DC on defence and nuclear non-proliferation related issues.